Israeli Forces Assault Congregation, Reseal Al-Aqsa’s Gate

19 Feb
3:48 AM

Israeli forces resealed the Al-Rahma Gate of the Al-Aqsa Mosque with a lock and chain, after a group of Palestinian youth were able to break the lock and open the gate for worshipers, on Monday.

A Ma’an reporter present at the scene said that confrontations erupted after Israeli forces resealed the gate.

Soldiers assaulted Palestinian worshipers and students of Sharia school, detaining and assaulting five Palestinians, including a woman.

They then sealed off all gates of the mosque compound and prevented worshipers from entering.

Meanwhile, dozens of Israeli settlers raided the compound via the Moroccan Gate, under armed security of Israeli forces.

Israeli police forces had sealed off the gate with locks and iron chains, on Sunday.

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Chris Carlson is a student of religion at Mount Mercy University, United States, and has been a regular volunteer with the IMEMC since 2013. He assisted in providing extensive coverage of the 2014 Israeli military offensive on the Gaza Strip and continues, into the present day, with the issues at hand. He can be reached via email at c h r i s @ i m e m c . o r g.

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